Rabbis, Lawyers, Immigrants, Thieves

Rabbis, Lawyers, Immigrants, Thieves : Exploring Women's Roles

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Simon explores the diverse and changing roles of women over twenty-five years. Part I includes several chapters that examine the experiences and performances of women in various traditionally male-dominated professional roles: as scholars, attorneys, corrections officers, rabbis and ministers. Part II deals with immigrants and their roles as new American women. In Part III, Simon discusses the types of crimes women commit, how they are treated in the criminal justice system, women as political terrorists, and how the public regards famous women offenders. In conclusion, Simon looks at how women's changing social roles affect their personal lives and political views.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 114.3 x 119.38 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0275944107
  • 9780275944100

About Rita J. Simon

RITA J. SIMON is Professor of Justice, Law and Society at The American University. She is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Praeger's Transracial Adoptees and Their Families, Intercountry Adoption, and Adoption, Race and Identity (with Howard Altstein, in 1987, 1990, and 1992), The Insanity Defense (with David Aaronson, 1988), Women's Movements in America (with Gloria Danziger, 1991), and The Ambivalent Welcome (1993).show more

Table of contents

Women in Academia and the Professions On Nepotism, Marriage, and the Pursuit of an Academic Career The Productivity of Female Scholars Career Patterns Among Women Law Graduates A Survey of Gender Bias Among Corporate/Securities Lawyers: Does It Exist? Women Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons Rabbis and Ministers: Women of the Book and the Cloth Social and Economic Adjustments Sociology and Immigrant Women The Social and Economic Adjustment of Soviet Jewish Women in the United States The Work and Personal Experiences of Undocumented Mexican Women Migrants Refugee Women and Their Daughters: A Comparison of Soviet, Vietnamese, and Native-Born American Families Women and Crime Women and Crime: A Five-Hundred-Year Sweep What Kinds of Crimes Do Women Commit and What Happens to Them in the Criminal Justice System Gender and Violent Crime: A Cross-Cultural Assessment Women as Political Terrorists Coverage of the Davis, Harris, and Hearst Trials by Leading Magazines Friendships and Public Opinion on Gender Issues Married Women and Their Friends Careers and Close Friendships Among Successful Women Confrontation or Consensus? The Differences Between Women and Men on Political and Social Issues Selected Bibliography Indexshow more